Each morning, Monday through Friday, I'll hook you up with reading material to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday -- that way I'll have an excuse to do the same at the start of mine.
Running it back:
As a second Steelers game nears, the season-opening win is a distant memory for the Ravens. ... John Harbaugh defended the Ravens offensive line on Monday. ... The Ravens coach doesn't understand the taunting penalties called Sunday. ... Steelers linebacker James Harrison says he won't play against the Ravens. ... The Orioles interviewed Tony LaCava for a second time. ... Navy football should get needed reinforcements for Senior Day. ... CC Sabathia is staying with the Yankees. ... The Nationals are keeping Davey Johnson as manager. ... OMG! Kim Kardashian and a mediocre NBA big man are getting a divorce!
Hitting the links:
1. Mike Preston says the Ravens found some answers in the no-huddle shotgun offense [Baltimore Sun]
2. Mike Preston wonders if the Steelers can play at the same level as they did against the Patriots [Ravens Insider]
3. Peter King says the Steelers are going to be tough to beat, but here come the Ravens [SI]
4. Jimmy Smith's role is expected to expand [Ravens.com]
5. Has Bill Simmons found Baltimore’s sore spot? [Baltimore Sports Report]
6. How could the Ravens not hear the boo birds at the end of the first half Sunday? [Toy Department]
7. Will any of the Orioles win Gold Gloves on Tuesday night? [Orioles Insider]
8. Matt Wieters won the 2011 Fielding Bible award [Camden Chat]
9. Are the Orioles targeting other Japanese pitchers? [The Camden Depot]
10. The Randy Edsall hire has been a disaster for Maryland [The Big Lead]
11. On Randy Edsall and the future of Maryland football [Testudo Times]
12. Randy Edsall faces six important questions [Terrapins Insider]
13. One last chance for Randy Edsall [Turtle Droppings]
14. Kevin Anderson's letter to Maryland fans [D.C. Sports Bog]
Video of the morning:
Kevin Durant played flag football at Oklahoma State (in other news, Kevin Durant is awesome) [via Big Lead]
end me your funny and/or interesting links, photos, YouTube videos, blogs, Tweets, comments, emails, ideas, etc. and I’ll give you a plug. You can reach me at Matt.Vensel@baltsun.com and twitter.com/mattvensel.